1Ki 21:1-3 Now Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, beside the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. (2) And after this Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near my house, and I will give you a better vineyard for it; or, if it seems good to you, I will give you its value in money.” (3) But Naboth said to Ahab, “The LORD forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers.”

You all probably know how this wicked affair turned out. With the scheming of Jezebel, Ahab had Naboth murdered and then seized the vineyard for himself.

Tyrants are thieves and robbers. And RASNs (revilers, abusers, sociopaths, narcissists) are tyrants. Power and control is what they are all about. They steal and seize what is not theirs to possess and they use all kinds of evil tactics to get it.

This is why we so often see economic abuse used by, for example, domestic abusers. They demand Naboth’s vineyard for themselves. They pursue legalized theft through the court system with the goal of stripping everything from their victim. Wherever there is an abuser, there is a tyrant and where there is a tyrant you can bet on it – there will be robbery. Seizure of goods which do not rightfully belong to them. Often those “goods” are the children.